The carnival returns to Hounslow!

Don’t miss the annual ‘Night of Festivals’ 9 – 10 June

Published: Thursday, 31st May 2018

Image of a vibrant carnival costume.

Night of Festivals returns to Hounslow High Street and Bell Square for a fourth year running. The free 2-day event brings live music, dance, and world-class carnival costumes to the town centre for an energetic, vibrant and truly magical celebration of freedom, culture and artistic expression. A brand new ‘pop-up museum’ will also be installed in the town centre throwing a spotlight on Hounslow’s rich heritage.

The festival, produced by ArtReach, will run from 11:00 – 18:00 on Saturday 9 June and 11:00 – 17:00 on Sunday 10 June. Event organisers have announced that this year’s festival will feature new and exciting carnival costumes never seen in the town before.

Executive Producer of ArtReach, Sam Javid said:

'We’re really pleased to bring this event back for a fourth year. The festival always receives such a fantastic response from the local community and I’m sure this year wil be no different. I’m particularly excited by the incredible line-up of musicians coming to Bell Square so make sure you come down on the Saturday to see them in action.'

In addition to the carnival and live music programme, this year’s festival will feature a specially designed ‘pop-up museum’. Community researchers have been working with Hounslow’s Local Studies Department to reveal the people, places and stories that make the town tick.

Throughout the festival audiences can visit the ‘pop-up museum’ for free to explore this new material.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said:

‘I am delighted to see the Night of Festival bringing a carnival atmosphere to Hounslow HighStreet for its fourth year. The festival is a wonderful celebration of the rich tapestry of cultures in Hounslow, promoting community cohesion and inclusiveness. This year, the addition of the pop-up museum will enable local people to explore the history of Hounslow, predating the Domesday Book.’

Audiences are encouraged to keep up to date with festival information, including line-up announcements, by following Art Reach on Twitter and keeping an eye on the festival’s webpage

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